The Shot in the Dark

Season 8, Ep 15, Aired 2/11/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Brennan's late work day has disastrous results when she is shot by someone at the lab and the team's investigation reveals the shooter has a connection to the Jeffersonian. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Brennan struggles to reconcile the illogical visions of her mother with her absolute belief in science and reasoning.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

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  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • Brennan shot!

    By sherriesim, Apr 22, 2014

  • Has someone hired one of the "LOST"-writers? Please don't let them all go to the light in the end!!!

    By Ariella, May 27, 2013

  • Writers betray the fans

    By lunacyfoundme, May 23, 2013

  • Hallucinations

    By tanargue, Apr 27, 2013

  • An episode divided

    By derekbailey2, Feb 12, 2013

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  • Quotes (6)

    • Christine: The advice I gave you back then "Use your head. Be rational. Don't let your heart lead you. Use your brain." That allowed you to survive. And it held true, but I have another piece of advice for you. It's time for you to find some of that little girl that you locked away so deep inside yourself.
      Brennan: Why?
      Christine: Because it's not about surviving anymore. It's about flourishing. It's about living a full life.

    • Agent Sparling: You okay?
      Sweets: Look, I'm usually objective, but they all look guilty to me. Everyone does.
      Agent Sparling: Look, this case is personal for you. It's natural to lose perspective.
      Sweets: I'm the shrink, okay?
      Agent Sparling: I know. I'm just being a friend.

    • Brennan: I have to go back. I have a daughter.
      Christine: I know how you feel. Once I had to leave my daughter behind too. I'm pretty sure it killed me.
      Brennan: You had to leave us, mom. You did what you had to do for Russ and me. We understand.
      Christine: No, see, this is your one small problem, is that you think that you can understand things that are simply not understandable.

    • Brennan: (tries to get out of her alternate reality) I love them both very much. I have to get back to them.
      Christine: Oh, Tempe, I'm afraid it's not your decision.
      Brennan: Whose decision is it?
      Christine: You know what I'm going to say.
      Brennan: This is not real.
      Christine: You are still the most stubborn creature on God's green earth.
      Brennan: I do not believe in God! I have to get back!

    • Brennan: I understand what's happening.
      Christine: What's happening?
      Brennan: I'm hallucinating.
      Christine: Wow. Most people get shot and appear in another reality, they ask themselves if maybe they're in heaven.
      Brennan: I don't believe in heaven.
      Christine: And yet here you are, having a conversation with your dead mother.
      Brennan: I lost consciousness while my adrenal system was working overtime. My brain is struggling to make sense of what's happened.

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    Notes (3)

    • Crew Clarifications: Jan DeWitt (Produced by), Kathy Reichs (Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author), Rick Millikan (Casting by), Pamella Phillips (Make-Up Department Head), Bernie Gough (Hair Department Head), Katie Barnard (Insert Coordinator), Mike Grasso (Police Technical Advisor), Mark Marcum (Video Playback)

    • Special billing was given to Ryan O'Neal (Special Guest Star), Brooke Langton (with) and Danielle Panabaker (and) for this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 11th, 2013 on Global

    Trivia (1)

    • When Angela comes into the lab to say that Brennan is awake. Cam says that Brennan "felt it was cold when she was shot." There's no way Cam knows this. Angela didn't mention it, and since she's announcing Brennan's return to consciousness, Booth hasn't made a call to the lab, either.

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